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Workforce GPS: Decreasing Recidivism through Vocational Training and Education Programs

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 68% of prisoners released in 2005 returned to prison within three years of release, and 77% were arrested within five years of release. The Workforce Systems Strategies (WSS) resources below provide data analyses, literature reviews, and other tools through which practitioners, researchers, and stakeholders can improve or create effective programs that support individuals as they transition from prison to the community, such as providing employment services pre-release.

National Skills Coalition: Skills Equity Policies in the States

  • Date: 
    Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm
    Location: 
    Online webinar

Join the National Skills Coalition (NSC) for Skills Equity Policies in the States, a webinar where state policy experts and NSC staff will discuss policies that expand equitable access to middle-skill training, credentials, and careers, particularly for those who have faced barriers to economic opportunity. The webinar will focus on three types of skills equity policies, state policies that support: integrated education and training, stackable credentials, and alignment policies that combine the central pathway elements for low-income, low-skill adults. 

National Skills Coalition: Middle-Skill Job Fact Sheets

Middle-skill jobs require education beyond high school but not a four-year degree, and make up the largest part of the labor market in each of the 50 states. Frequently, industries rely on these middle-skill jobs cannot find enough trained workers to fill job openings.   These fact sheets show that these skills gaps keep states' economies from growing.

Career Pathway Implementation 101: Developing High-Quality Curriculum and Instructional Practice

National Center for Innovation in Career and Technical Education (NCICTE)

This training features a set of modules to help high school educators' design and deliver standards-based, integrated curricula and improve instructional practices. The modules discuss what college and career readiness means at the high school level and include examples of how to integrate Common Core state standards with in-demand technical skills.

Second Chance Fellow at the U.S. Department of Justice Releases Video on Pathways from Prison to Work

LINCS Community Member, John P. Linton shared this message and video with the Correctional Education group, but I think it would be of interest to many here as well.

ED and DOL Release Technical Assistance Around Career Pathways for Young Adults under WIOA

U.S. Departments of Labor and Education are releasing a series of technical assistance documents that:

  • provide strategies and examples of State and local partnerships that facilitate the re-engagement of Out-of-School Youth (OSY);
  • support communities working with in-school youth in accordance with WIOA; and
  • address strategies for serving out-of-school English learners, current and former foster youth, and justice-involved youth.

The technical assistance documents are available:

Supporting Student Success: Contextualized Learning

On January 19, 2017, at 1 p.m. (EST), the U.S. Department of Education’s Supporting Student Success project team will host a webinar titled Supporting Student Success: Contextualized Learning. This webinar will address “contextualization program design” and present research supporting it as an educational strategy.

Nov. 30: WIOA Wednesday Webinar: Career Pathways - The WIOA Way of Doing Business

WIOA Wednesday: Career Pathways - The WIOA Way of Doing Business

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
3:00 PM ~ 4:30 PM ET 

Registration for this event is now closed. The webinar will be archived shared in the Career Pathways group once it is ready.

Beyond the very short term healthcare certificates

Dear Health Literacy Colleagues:

A recent study of the Health Professions Pathways (H2P) Consortium, released by OCCRL, looked at the immediate economic benefits of very short term health care certificate programs:  Stacking Up? Do Stackable Credentials Contribute to Upward Mobility?

The study authors noted two concerns about the viability of stackable credentials in promoting social mobility: There was evidence that

FANTASTIC SkillsCommons OER Curriculum Resources for Career Pathways!

Are you designing career pathways programs? Save yourself some time and money--if you haven't seen this resource, you must check it out!!! AMAZING! Use them as is or redesign! OVER 7400 resources for FREE and open!

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